Collaboration dominates cyber security summit at KICC

The summit which kicked off at the KICC on Monday has attracted over 750 delegates from across the continent and globe/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10 – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s inaugural Africa Cyber Defence Summit is set to conclude on Tuesday after two days of deliberations on enhancing cybersecurity.

The summit which kicked off at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Monday has attracted over 750 delegates from across the continent and the globe, among them 126 government representatives, and over eighty regional and global speakers.

Among speakers scheduled to address the summit on Tuesday are the Chairperson of the Kenya National Blockchain Taskforce, Dr Bitange Ndemo.

Kenya Revenue Authority’s Intelligence and Strategic Operations Commissioner, Giithi Mburu, is also expected to address the summit.

Topics to be tackled on the second day of the summit will include privacy in cyberspace, and separation of information technology and information security.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru is rooting for a collaborative approach across the continent in enhancing cyber security.

“It is imperative to address the challenges of cyber security collaboratively and to protect our critical infrastructures. The forthcoming Summit is one of the many initiatives that the Government of Kenya is pursuing to achieve this goal,” he said at the beginning of the summit.

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